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that the samsung galaxy s4 has been unveiled. we'll speak to someone in the business of consumer electronics trade-in and we head to break this morning. bright spot. look at jc penney and melissa lee pointed this out to us. what's going on with jcp? >> somebody get herb greenberg on the phone. >> if jc penney converted to reitlike units it could go out to other retailers and that would make it $46 a share with $40 accorded to the reit part of the business. >> here you go. >> it's why we're the best in the business. we're back after this. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] you're the boss of your life. in charge of long weekends and longer retirements. ♪ ask your financial professional how lincoln financial can help you take charge of your future. ♪ how lincoln financial can help you take charge of your future. investor. yeah, ibut i'm a busy guy.or it used to be easier but now there are more choices than ever. i want to know exactly what i am investing in. i want to know exactly how much i'm paying. i want to use the same stuff the big guys use. find out why nine out of ten large professional invest
including one for a technology firm going public today. we'll talk to the model n. also samsung is launching a new product today and it's not a smartphone. we'll talk exclusively with samsung electronics america president tim baxter about what his company is unveiling and taking another look at the futures. it looks like it will be a strong open out of the gates today. the dow with an implied open plus 70 with the nasdaq following suit. more "squawk on the street" live at post 9 on the nyse when we come back. >>> it's wall street firm is jumping on the best buy bandwagon. credit suisse overweight with a $30 price target and the firm calling best buy its best near-term idea expressing confidence in its management's ability to turn the company around. credit suisse is saying it is upbeat about the best buy earnings prospects. the stock is now up almost 90% so far this year. gary balter is the analyst. jim, who i know you know well. >> yes. >> i love the note this morning more than anything. >> i mean, he's quoting bob seeger saying i know it's late. i know you're weary. a lot of people have up
loopholes. >> iphone, apples fighting back as blackberry and samsung pile on. >> a tight market. it's down to the floor of the new york stock exchange to check in with nicole, and stocks well off the low of the day, seems the initial shock is wearing off. do you agree? >> well, certainly, we are up off the lows of the day with an extremely strong dollar when we started today. that's come back a little bit. of course, the euro at four month lows, and there are continued concerns about cypress, the banks, the eurozone, and just the global picture financially. the dow, right now, at 14500, trading as low as 14404. cypress is a big concern. china is a big concern. they said china's economy is showing symptoms that sparked the crisis in 2008, the warning and saying they risk financial crisis. obviously, concerns about china. i'm going to stick to the cypress theme and put it together. the vix, fear index popped. you see the 1275 right now, up 17%. at one point, up 13%. right now, let's look at the financials because they certainly reacted. in some cases, dramatically, and the idea of them taxin
. apple takes direct aim at samsung after the release of its new s4 galaxy. is this its last hope? invest like an activist. one fund manager's take on how to follow the smart money as we break down the fundamentals of 13d activist fund. plus another euro bank crisis. the latest move by cypress spooking markets around the world. bob dahl weighs in on how it's impacting the global. the "countdown to the closing bell" begins right now. ♪ cheryl: i'm cheryl casone in for liz claman. it is the last hour of trading, and the count down's beginning, and the dow is making somewhat of a big turn around right now after dropping more than 109 p points. the dow trying to squeeze through the green a little more than 30 minutes ago, now down 26 points as you can see on your screen. u.s. markets have been falling in global selloff in response to cypress' plan for a deposit tax. now it seems like we're shrugging off those headlines. now, shares of hewlett-packard and verizon are helping the dow recover some grounds after upgrades from morgan stanley. verizon actually hitting more than an 11.5-year high
: in that case, i'm all for it. let's go to apple for a moment. they may be starting to get nervous with samsung launching the galaxy last week. don: here is more on this. >> we're seeing a new side of apple. they're on the defensive as more and more criticisms and comparison come in after that launch of that new samsung galaxy 4 that we talked about extensively on friday. they've updated the website over the weekend, not too aim specifically at one device, just all the competition out there. apple updating the website with a new brag sheet about all the features that the iphone has that others don't. there's the iphone and then there's everything else. some of the things that it is touting, it's j.d. power and associates award, the aluminum case, great battery life without a great big battery itself. it's directing an arrow right at the samsung galaxy four that i mentioned came out last week and some features that it has, it has a plastic, not aluminum casing, a big battery life and a big battery at that. no retina display but many features that the galaxy phone has that the iphone doesn't, inc
that allows for amazing improvement of technology and this is a good way to play samsung and earlier this month they had a huge victory in late-- >> emerges. charles: immersion. that's the thing i grapple with. when they signed this deal earnings go up. a ton of money off this not just samsung, but a lot of other companies and this is a grand slam. stuart: sorry, a grand slam? >> a grand slam. it's a high beta stock and could be more volatile than normal. stuart: what's the name? >> immersion. stuart: immersion. i've got it. new york's mayor mike bloomberg. i jumped the gun. hold on a second. new york's mayor mike bloomberg, he says the poor need guidance and a nanny, dare i suggest that he might be right? here is my take. in obama's world, i am forced to be my brother's keeper. i am taxed to the hilt. i pay the bills for others. i fund medicaid, i fund food stamps. i buy the cell phones and subsidized housing. i pay the heating bills, college costs and pay for just about everything else, including tattoo removal. so, why shouldn't i have some say in the behavior of the people gettin
in a growing sector. so they don't have to beat the pants off of samsung at this level. what they have to do is keep participating in the movement of smartphones, of ipads, of computer, computer mobile computing. and they have got lots of room to go in china. they come out with any kind of catalyst, a cheaper iphone for china, or apple tv, there is so many possible catalysts that will send this stock, maybb back to 500. maybe a little more. we think it is cheap right here. liz: john, i didn't mean to characterize you as bearish but you're out there investing as well, but defensively in what? >> correct. that's the case. we are not bear. we think as the market goes higher we want to take a few chips off the table and posture our portfolio more defensively and sectors like healthcare, we like the vanguard health care etf. symbol vht. we like the energy sector but like to play it defensively also. we like mlp and energy income fund. we're still in emerging markets. we want to be more conservative. we like the matthews asia growth and income fund. we're defensive but doing it more --. david: cur
. samsung's done that. no one else has managed that. the problem looking purely at enterprise side misses the fact people have to have two devices if you take that view or you need to have confidence people will be -- >> bill and i both have two devices. >> i should say, i do have two devices here. >> make the argument simple. i described a company that had 50 million subs at $100 a year. lower than what they make now. at a 40% operating profit. re recur ing. what would you pay for that? probably a lot. we see the ipo of air watch are good, going to be valued probably in the multiple billions of dollars at a fraction of the subs, fraction of the revenue, we would argue that's the real opportunity. we totally agree the z-10, all these hand sets, rim can't compete. that's why we think a chinese tie-up is the way to go. earnings are going to be positive in may. that's the key. >> it has had a spectacular fall from grace over the year. we know that. whether it can come back or not depends on the handset coming out now. good to see you both. yes, this goes to the smi smithsonian when i'm finis
is blackberry's device looking to compete with samsung and also with apple. its completely touch screen and lost that keyboard that so many users like. according to com score blackberry has 8% of the smartphone market compared with 50% with android and 34% with apple. blackberry used to have 39% of the share. we do have one of the phones here. looking at it earlier. obviously it's sleek. it's got that 4.2-inch screen, the touch screen that we talked about. it's got an 8 megapixel camera. doesn't have a lot of buttons on it, nothing like the iphone with the home screen and, of course, can you see that it's got the icons for the ap pz as well. 100 apps available at the digital store where there's 700 in the case of the iphone. simon, over to you. >> do you like it, jackie? >> reporter: you know, i liked it, but i think it's going to take a little getting used to. i do have an ipad, used the iphone of friends of mine. intuitively different, tried to make it different on purpose so i think it will take a while to get used to. >> the view on blackberry sales. let's check the bond market at the cme, m
comes from samsung. what a client to have. it is one that people should take a look at. i think it will be a huge when. less than $11. tracy: 66. charles: we are down four or five dollars. i wish i would have jumped on it then. tracy: what does this do to apple? charles: i don't know. tracy: good stuff. we have to go down to washington, d.c. we have breaking news. bernanke speaking. peter barnes got a sneak peek. peter: he wants to talk today about currency. we will have to wait for the q&a for any comments on cyprus and the banking system there. in his remarks, bernanke dismisses critics. he does not mention japan by name, but the yen has tanked since japan announced more stimulus. due to these policies, currency wars, he says that no, the benefits are not created. they, instead from the support for domestic demand. moreover because of stronger growth in each economy. it has the beneficial spillovers to trading partners. there will be a test later. thank you. ashley: there are always two sides of the story. central banks have been doing it all around the world. tracy: i know. p
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